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Productivity / Performance

Millennial bosses have highest rates of burnout

10/05/2021
Millennial managers, ages 26-40, are significantly more likely to say they are burned out than managers of any other generation, according to new research by MetLife.

EEOC test case argues for even more telework

09/30/2021
Last year, the EEOC endorsed remote work as an effective accommodation for disabled employees with pre-existing health conditions that made them more susceptible to infection. Now the EEOC has launched a lawsuit testing the argument that telework should be an accommodation even for workers who aren’t technically disabled but are at higher risk of covid-related complications.

5 tips to help employees combat burnout

09/23/2021
It’s hard to hold on to employees these days. Workers are leaving jobs at near record rates. One of the most frequently cited reasons for quitting is burnout or stress. To retain your current employees, find ways to reduce the degree to which burnout drives dissatisfaction. These five tips can help.

Looming post-pandemic battle: On-site vs. hybrid work

08/24/2021
Almost three-fourths of U.S. employers plan to require employees to work on-site once covid-19-related restrictions completely lift, according to a new survey by the Robert Half staffing firm.

PIP: Offer chance to improve before firing

08/05/2021
Smart employers make it a standard practice to establish performance improvement plans before terminating employees who can’t do their jobs properly. PIPs can help turn around an underperforming worker. They also demonstrate your good faith to courts, assuring them that a subsequent firing was because of a performance problem, not discrimination.

Help teleworking parents remain productive

07/29/2021
The consensus seems to be that productivity did not take a big hit when employers sent workers home last spring in response to coronavirus-related lockdowns. However, one worker cohort reported struggling with working remotely: working mothers.

How to keep remote workers engaged

07/22/2021
If you have any employees working remotely, it’s vital to take proactive steps to keep them engaged and connected to the organization. Here are steps that software provider Neocase implemented to help keep their remote employees engaged.

7 considerations for creating hybrid work environments

07/20/2021
After a year and a half of coronavirus compromises, forcing everybody to suddenly return full-time to the office is foolish. The next challenge leaders face in a post-covid world is creating functional, hybrid environments in which some employees work remotely, some work on site and some do both.

Help hard-working staff recharge this summer

06/15/2021
Last summer there was nowhere to go and no one to go with. Thanks to vaccinations, things are looking up this summer. Make it easy for your employees to disconnect, whether that’s to take a much-needed real vacation or just leave work on Friday afternoon so they can enjoy the weekend with friends and family.

Humdrum job? Show the value

05/28/2021
Face it: Not every job is exciting. Most tasks can be repetitive and lull your employees into complacency. Here are a few suggestions for keeping spirits high in what a worker may call a monotonous job.